1964 — A Holstein calf was born without a tail on Kenneth Klipple’s farm in Milwaukie. The Klipple farm was, at the time, in the fourth generation of family ownership. It was settled by Wenzel Klipple in the early 1800s.
“Mr. Klipple said that, after the birth, he telephoned the breeder service to ask whether they carried spare parts, and then informed them of the rare occurrence,” read a brief in the Abington Journal.
1975 — Whether in celebration of Veterans Day, for the sake of history or both, the Journal ran a photograph of a veterans parade in Clarks Summit around the time of World War I (July 28, 1914 to Nov. 11, 1918). Just barely visible in the photo is a “welcome” sign, suggesting the soldiers were just returning from Europe. The Tennant Hotel and intersection of Depot and State streets are visible at the left of the photograph, with train tracks running along the side of the street, a reminder today of just how much things can change in 100 years.
1985 — That year’s Baptist Bible College homecoming queen and attendants were announced, along with a photograph in the Abington Journal. The queen was Jody Sholder. Her attendants included Faith Alley, Pilar Abadia, Sara Schwenk, Diana Millheim, Christine Keiser, Beth Trout and Kim Murtoff.